The first FreedomTech Assembly www.freedomtech.ie was held in the Aviva Stadium on November 16th 2017 with over 180 partipants, drawn from across the health, education, employment and tech sectors. FreedomTech is a partnership between Enable Ireland and the Disability Federation of Ireland, and its primary goal is to ensure that those who need Assistive Technology can get it in a timely manner.
Christina McCarthy, Expert AT User
‘So I am only 1 of 14% of people who is lucky enough to be working. The reason that I’m lucky enough to be working is because I was able to gain qualifications because of Assistive Technology and now in the workplace my employers, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, have embraced Assistive Technology’.
Christina McCarthy at Freedom Tech Assembly, Nov 2017
Stephen Cluskey, Co-Founder Mobility Mojo & Disability Advocate
‘The next stage for me is having a fully voice-controlled house and we’re on the road to doing that. And it’s amazing that now it’s technology that you can buy in Amazon off the shelf, for less than 100 quid which is going to help me to achieve that’.
Hector Minto, Accessibility Ambassador, Microsoft
‘We will focus on designing and building products that our customers love and that are accessible to everyone and built for each of us’.